Chicken with French Onion Soup Gravy and a Plea for Kindness


I had this post all ready to go when something happened. I thought it over for awhile and decided I needed to take a moment to respond. This is my blog. Hence I choose what is appropriate or inappropriate based on my opinions. I like healthy, productive discussions but above all I expect myself and…

Shepherd’s Pie with Cheesy Tater Tot Topping


Working the remnants of my refrigerator and freezer to get as many meals out of them as possible. We are getting down to the bottom of the meat freezer and have a bunch of single items in the regular freezer. I saw this idea on a blog post a week or so ago and thought…

3 Most Popular Recipes for October


Can you believe it is already the last weekend in October? I swear the time continuum is getting faster and faster. Only two more months to 2018! Eek! This month fall recipes were at the top of my most popular posts. Pumpkin Muffins (click for link to recipe) These muffins hit the perfect notes for a…

No!!!! It’s too Early!


We have a busy weekend ahead of us. My daughter is dancing in two Feis (Irish dance competitions) this weekend in Chicago. My son has all day musical rehearsal for “The Wizard of Oz” at his high school. And the two of us have tons of work to get done before Monday. So, we do…

Pumpkin Roll Pancakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Filling


Is it dessert? Is it dinner? Why yes it is! Have you seen the pumpkin rolls with the cream cheese filling? This is a take-off on that idea. No, it is NOT the same recipe so the pancakes are a bit more pumpkin bread like so it is not as sweet but the filling is…

Football Food – Buffalo Chicken Fries


This is the second part of a cook once, eat twice post. The other day I made sandwiches for dinner. While I was cooking the chicken for the sandwiches I cooked some extra chicken breasts to make this dish for snacking while watching our favorite football game. Buffalo chicken is one thing my family loves…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine or as My Family Says “Egg Pie”


My family likes quiche but when the kids were little they would not eat quiche. That was too weird sounding to them. They would eat egg pie but not quiche. So my family still calls quiche, egg pie. The least favorite part of the quiche for my family has always been the crust. They are…

Slow Cooker Beef Quinoa Bowl with Red Wine Sauce


This recipe was totally made up on the spot. I am trying to get through the end of the month with buying as little as possible. We were out of chicken and beef stock so I didn’t want to go buy more. What works instead? Wine! Yes, I have extra wine on hand. Doesn’t everyone….

Thank You to Each and Everyone of You!


Google images: Today is a big day for my blog. Today I will surpass the total number of views, likes, and visitors from 2016. Thank you to each and every one of you who stopped by, liked and commented on my blog. It truly means so much to me! I know as bloggers we try…

A Different Perspective


I went to see “Field of Dreams” at our local cinema this week. I had a vague recollection of seeing this movie when it first came out in 1989. I knew, “If you build it they will come,” and that it was about fulfilling your destiny. But, as I watched the movie I sat and…

Italian Sausage Bolognese


This was NOT one of the healthy dishes I made for my mother but rather the first dish when I got home from North Carolina the other night. My family had taken out bulk Italian sausage (a 1/2 sweet and 1/2 hot mixture) so I needed an easy way to cook it. The difference between…